Weeds: Bill Sussman
(S01E05) I bet you guys think critical thinking is whack. Well, it is. Why think when you could just watch The Secret? Some of Agrestic's residents must be watching The Secret. Celia got a brand new house. Doug got a golf membership. Sullivan got his way. Silas got a a new calling. And, Andy (aka Bill Sussman) got let off the hook. The only person not exercising the "laws of attraction" seems to be Nancy. All Nancy got was a great big pile of smack to sit on.
Now, I don't really understand why Nancy was so freaked out by the whole heroin thing. I mean, she's been in a drive-by, done a brick dance and run a grow house. Her second husband was taken out by a gun-for-hire, and she's seen the business end of a firearm more than once. Holding on to a little smack for a spell gives her the shakes? I know. I know. Pot's a recreational drug, fun for the kids. Heroin ruins lives. I saw Trainspotting. I understand the difference. I'm just surprised anything freaks out poor Nancy at this point. In my modest experience with being totally and completely fucked, hopelessness breeds a certain kind of stupid courage. I hope Nancy finds some.
I was a little worried that Weeds was going to get severely derailed by either Andy's military storyline or Matthew Modine's trip to super campsville. I needn't have worried. Everything has righted itself. The funny is in full effect. Some of my favorite moments - Marvin shooting the bird from the back of the Prius during the drive-by; the aforementioned Secret cameo; and the abortion. Oh, man, the abortion. That brought back some bible belt memories. My teacher actually burst into tears with the big "abortion" reveal. If that scene signaled anything though, it's that the gloves are off. Weeds has always been overtly political, but there's no apologizing from here on out. The "suck yourself" military man. Matthew Modine's Christian community built on bribery, hypocrisy and weed. Tell us how you really feel, Weeds.
This was another great week for Mary-Louise Parker's face. Her expression driving away from the shooting with Marvin bleeding in the backseat and U-Turn guns blazing was priceless. That right there deserves an Emmy.
Best Supporting Player: Bill Sussman's Wig